Experienced students who volunteer to support you!
The mission of the Student Peer Mentoring Scheme is to improve the student experience by providing additional support to first year students in order to help them progress with their studies and remain in Higher Education. In addition to this, the scheme aims to assist the student volunteers (peer mentors) in enhancing their employability skills and personal development.
Throughout 2010-11, the Student Liaison Officers operated a student peer mentoring pilot scheme which consisted of 56 trained volunteers who successfully mentored 59 students. Due to the hard work and commitment of our student volunteers (peer mentors), we expanded the peer mentoring scheme in 2011-12 across a variety of programmes. Today, the Student Peer Mentoring Scheme continues to focus on helping new students who require assistance in their first year of study. The scheme is also available to existing students who feel they could benefit from peer support. During the past 2 years (2010-11 and 2011-12), 123 student volunteers (peer mentors) have supported 148 students (mentees) which is a huge achievement!! Are you interested? If you would like to be part of this successful scheme which has recently achieved the 'Approved Provider Standard' (APS) from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (MBF) please access the links at the bottom of this page for further details.
The Aims of the Student Peer Mentoring Scheme are to:
enable mentees (new students who request support) to benefit from additional study skills support and personal support in order to help them progress and remain in higher education
enable peer mentors (students who volunteer to help) to enhance their employability skills and personal development
Opportunities within the Peer Mentoring Scheme;
Would you like support from another student?
Would you like to volunteer and become a Peer Mentor?
Would you like to refer a student to the Peer Mentoring Scheme?
For further information, on all the opportunities, please access the links below: